Precious Photos of Sixteenth Karmapa, part 2



The first Visit to the West 1974

1974 in North America

In Disneyland 1974



With Hopi Chief Ned in Second Mesa

Giving the Korwa Dondrub Empowerment in the Hopi cultural center





With 3rd Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

With Karma Thanley Rinpoche in Toronto



With Namgyal Rinpoche in Toronto



HH the 16th Karmapa in Europe



Meeting Pope Paul VL ( with Jigme Rinpoche and Montsignore di Roma)



The Bensons welcome His Holiness at the Airport of  Brive (France) and take him to the future Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

First visit on the Cote Jor. the Land given by Mr. Bernhard Benson (2rd from the right)

Giving blessing on the site of the planned monastery.





Second Trip to the West 1977/1978



20th June, 1977



Arriving in Vermont















With the driver of the US-tour Steven Roth




















































His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa empowers the Vajradhara thankga with a goldleaf handprint. The monk standing to the Karmapa's right is His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. Photograph by Joyce Peterson, Copyright 2008 Joyce Peterson













16th Karmapa consecrated officially the Center in Landrevie Populaire du Centre, 28th of June, 1977.

"Dordogne," "Black  Crown" Friday in the temple at Landrevie"



Arriving at the temple Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

HH Karmapa and Lama Gendun Rinpoche

The first Black Crown Ceremony in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, July 1977.

 Black Crown Ceremony in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, July 1977.



With  Sehrab Palden Gyamtso, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso in the yard of Dhagpo



Karmapa chose an old Morgan to drive through the Dordogne 

Welcoming Karmapa in Desjardins Ashrma



Frankfurter Rundschau . September 20, 1977.

HH Karmapa and Dagyab Rinpoche in Germany 1977



With Lama Ole Nydahl in front of the Bus



Karmapa arrives for the consecration of the site of the planned monastery on the Cote Jor. November 1977.

Welcome HH on the Cote Jor.

Consecration Ceremony Cote Jor.





With  Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Jigme Rinpoche. Photo B. Lebeau 

Coming out  of the tent in which the ceremonies were done, Nov 1977.
Cote Jor.(near Dhagpo) Photo Danielle Galut.





Dhagpo 1977
Dhagpo 1977



Blessing the land



In Longueil St Marie (Center of P Arnold)1978








Traveling with Kalu and Gendun Rinpoche







Third Tour to the West 1980
























Boston Globe
 October 1, 1980 

Washington Post





In a birdshop
During the midsummer night festival with Trungpa Rinpoche

With Dudjom Rinpoche











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With Politicians






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